Latest atopic dermatitis Stories

2008-08-06 09:01:04

Helix BioMedix, Inc. (OTCBB: HXBM), a developer of bioactive peptides, today announced that it has been issued U.S. Patent number 7,407,940 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which includes the company's lead pre-clinical lipohexapeptide candidates. The patent covers a family of hexapeptide antimicrobial agents, including HB1345, for use as broad spectrum topical anti-infectives. HB1345 will be developed initially for dermatological indications such acne, rosacea and...

2008-07-07 21:00:08

Aggressive treatment of childhood eczema could help prevent asthma, Australian researchers say. The study, published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found people who had the skin affliction as children were more likely to develop one form or another of the chronic respiratory condition. Researchers at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania, tracked more than 8,500 people -- part of the Tasmanian Longitudinal...

2008-07-01 09:01:11

VioQuest Pharmaceuticals (OTCBB: VOQP) today announced the submission of a 510(k) application to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The application seeks marketing clearance for Xyfid(TM) (1% uracil topical), a topical skin preparation intended to relieve and to manage the burning and itching associated with various dermatoses including atopic dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, radiation dermatitis and other dry skin conditions, by maintaining a moist wound and skin...

2008-07-01 09:01:11

Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCLS) announced that an abstract relating to the efficacy of Microcyn(R) Technology for the treatment of atopic dermatitis was peer reviewed and presented at the Third Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies held in Toronto, Ontario on June 4-8. The conference, which occurs once every four years and is considered one of the premier wound healing events in the world, is a showcase for the latest advances in wound care. The study,...

2008-01-08 06:00:08

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SkinMedica, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, announced the availability of the Desonate (desonide) Gel 0.05% 120g TwinPack for the treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. Desonate is a low-potency prescription topical steroid formulated in Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences' proprietary water-based Hydrogel vehicle. The new economical Desonate TwinPack contains two 60-gram tubes of Desonate Gel for greater coverage...

2007-11-02 09:00:55

ATS Pharmaceuticals, a division of Auriga Laboratories, has launched Zytopic Cream convenience kit for atopic dermatitis. This kit contains Zytopic Cream, as well as Clere, a soap free cleanser, and Emolene, a hypoallergenic moisturizer for atopic dermatitis. Zytopic Cream is indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses, such as atopic dermatitis. Clere is a hypoallergenic (no perfumes or dyes) cleanser to help manage...

2007-03-27 06:00:13

By Forsythe, Paul; Inman, Mark D; Bienenstock, John Rationale: Clinical trials have demonstrated that probiotics may be effective in the treatment and prevention of atopic disease in children but there have been few reports of therapeutic effects of oral probiotics outside the gastrointestinal tract. Objectives: We investigated the effect of two probiotic organisms on the response to antigen challenge in a mouse model of allergic airway inflammation. Methods: We used an...

2007-03-09 09:00:20

By Ouwehand, Arthur C Abstract A considerable part of the Western population suffers from some form of allergy, and the incidence is still rising with no sign of an end to this trend. Reduced exposure to microbial allergens as a result of our hygienic lifestyle has been suggested as one of the possible causes. It has also been suggested that probiotics may provide safe alternative microbial stimulation needed for the developing immune system in infants. This idea is supported by the fact...

2007-01-16 03:00:37

The British Journal of Dermatology recently published a study that revealed school children are traumatized by eczema and other skin conditions. Although there are many treatments on the market, with new drugs being developed all the time, they only provide temporary relief of symptoms and even then, most are only recommended for adults. Meanwhile, the incidence of eczema in children continues to climb. Shielding lotion, a new eczema treatment that is safe for children and is now...

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